Two injured in terror attack in Samaria

2 injured in terrorist ramming attack near town of Kfar Tapuah in Samaria. Suspected terrorist shot and neutralized.

David Rosenberg , | updated: 9:37 AM

Scene of Wednesday's attack
Scene of Wednesday's attack
Police spokesperson

Two people were injured when they were struck by a vehicle in a terrorist ramming attack in Samaria Wednesday morning.

The attack occurred at the Tapuah Junction, near the Israeli town of Kfar Tapuah in Samaria, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday when a terrorist rammed a group of Israeli security personnel, injuring two of them, before exiting his vehicle and charging police officers while brandishing a knife.

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Soldiers stationed at the Tapuah Junction checkpoint opened fire on the terrorist, who was neutralized. The terrorist is in moderate condition.

Both of the victims are said to be in light condition.

Emergency first responders from MDA were dispatched to the scene and provided first aid to the two victims before evacuating them to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

"When we arrived on the scene there were two wounded men, about 20 and 23 years of age, limping around the scene while fully conscious and suffering from light contusions," said MDA senior paramedic Aviel Mamlia.

"We provided them with first aid treatment and evacuated them in light condition to the hospital for further treatment."

Initial reports have identified the victims as an IDF soldier and a police officer.

Israel Police released a statement on the apparent attack, saying: “There was a suspected ramming attack at the Tapuah Junction. A suspect arrived at the Tapuah Junction with his vehicle and hit police who were at the scene.”

“The suspect was neutralized by officers and was moderately injured. The officers are in light condition.”